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, a discussion about the ongoing civil war in syria. that hearing a military conflict. then a panel on housing assistance to low-income renters. >> on tomorrow morning's "washington journal", a look at whether medicare and social security should be part of negotiations on fiscal cliff. we will talk with john larson on how house democrats take on the issue and stephen ola and christina martin and david john of the heritage foundation, on the long-term solvency of social security. "washington journal" is live every morning on c-span at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> the white house was very controversial as most americans were. >> it was designed for appellate, but americans were having a pellets. it was not particularly awe-inspiring. a european diplomat told the congress that it was neither large or are of the awe-inspiring nature. to . >> "new york times" critic kitty goldberg gathered photographs in history on sunday evening at 730 eastern and pacific on c-span3 american history tv. >> president obama this evening said the u.s. now recognizes the main syrian opposition group as the legitimate represe
, secretary panetta, since president obama made a statement about syria and chemical weapons again and secretary clinton did, we understand the red line, but the world this week certainly growing concern about syria's potential use of chemical weapons. can we ask you your view on this, how concerned are you? how imminent are your concerns? should assad believe that his weapons are sheltered and safe from potential response, a potential military action by anyone? >> well, without commenting on the specific intelligence that we have with regards to the chemical weapons, i think there is no question that we remain very concerned, very concerned that as the opposition advances, in particular on damascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. the whole world is watching. the whole world's watching very closely. the president of the united states has made very clear that there will be cons qenszs. -- consequences. there will be consequences if the assad regime makes a terrible mistake by using these chemical weapons on their open people. i'm not going to s
. another example is syria. there al qaeda in iraq seeks to establish a long-term dream. by fighting alongside the syrian opposition groups the members are working to hijack the longer struggle to suit their own extremist needs. last week we designated on the front of the ail yes, sir of aca i which is already listed as a foreign terrorist terrorist organization. as they try to wrap themselves in the legitimate sei of the we called it a warning to support the opposition to the syrian people and not help the terrorist group. to add to the list of new challenges, in west africa the loosely organized of collection of factions who have some ties to -- public sympathy. the number in sophistication to the attacks increasing and while the group focusing principally on local nigeria issues -- iranian revolutionary guard and teheran's ally hezbollah. in addition to the critical support that hezbollah are providing for serious assad regime, over the past year, there's been a significant escalation in iranian-backed terrorism. hezbollah's activity has reached an tempo unseen since the 1990s wit
intelligence officials have a large-scale terror plots in october and into syria, where the reports yesterday of chemical weapons being moved. i'm increasingly worried the terrorists may have programs by turkey, jordan or other countries where persons may fully to escape the bloodshed. it is imperative the interagency security screening process for all refugees be formidable incredible. the purpose of this hearing is to identify any remaining gaps in the security screening process they need to be remedied in to ensure that dhs and the state department had the necessary tools and resources at their disposal to deal to carry out the necessary security checks. it is concerning to me that either of the iraqi refugees arrested last year had worked for any u.s. military diplomatic or nongovernmental organization in iraq. get both receive refugee status based on humanitarian reasons. all this being said, i am glad that the agency security screening and adjudication process for refugees has undergone and continues to undergo a number of enhancements since it was initiated. in particular that's a call
. is it possible some day may be happening in terms of russian policy toward syria? as we mentioned iran, to make it as far away syria? >> you can get a faraway scenery with some connection to imf. >> i do appreciate that. the question of syria isn't totally sufficient importance that we could address that. thank you for the question. i have that feeling, i don't know what you guys need here, but the russians have been, for the last several weeks, there have been indications of unhappiness with what is going on in serious without a clear sense of what it is they can contribute them whether they can do it on their own or with the u.s. the u.s. is always one of the russians to be part of that kind of a solution if there be one at all. so if the russians in any way all. so if the russians in any way are moving towards the american position with respect area, i think we are all better off for it. [inaudible] >> another question here. >> good. there's one right appear. i will assume that's the last question. very much. >> you you-all hinted undiluted. i wonder if you recall the diplomacy mentioned of
'll continue to take. as bill said, the board report takes a clear-eyed look at syria, systemic problems for which we take responsibility, and that we have already gun to fix. we are grateful for the recommendations from the team. we accept every one of them, all 29 recommendations. .. specific action items. will assign every single one to the response for the bureau if immediate implementation and several will be completed by the end of the calendar year. implementation of each and every recommendation will be underway by the time the next secretary of state takes office. there will be no higher priority for the department in the coming weeks and months. should we require more resources to execute them we will work closely with the congress ensure they are met. as i said secretary hillary clinton wants us to implement the findings and do no more. let me offer clear specifics. for measure 200 years the united states has relied on host nations to provide securities for embassies and consulates. today in the environment we have to take a new and harder look at the exaibility and of our hos
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